The first hotel in Gualala was built in in the late 1800’s. Here’s what it looked like: The first one burned down in 1900. In 1903 a new hotel was built. Here’s what it looks like: Wife Sarah and I took a day trip down south recently and stopped in Gualala for a great lunch. … Continue reading
This pic was taken (I think) around 1853. I’d love to hear from anyone who has an exact date.
I received this e-mail from Monty L. Coursey, Sr.: “About a year ago, my friend and I visited northern California and drove from FortBragg southward to Sen Francisco through Calistoga. As we went out Highway 20 eastward we came upon the Little Red School House on the right side of the road. We stayed there only … Continue reading
I’ve had this photo for quite some time. Heretofore I’ve never posted it ‘cos of its quality: Sometimes you get lucky. Today was such a day. I received this e-mail from Club Member Frank Smith: “Ryan Shane, one of the visitors at the layout today showed me this picture on his iPhone. I thought it … Continue reading
I saw this in a local newspaper yesterday. Is it true? Well for starters the posh name is a Lunar Halo. A lunar halo is caused by the refraction, reflection, and dispersion of light through ice particles suspended within thin, wispy, high altitude cirrus or cirrostratus clouds. As light passes through these hexagon-shaped ice crystals, … Continue reading
I have been to this event several times. This time I went to souse out information to assist in a project we may consider at our layout in Fort Bragg (CA.). That being so my camera was mainly focused om “stuff” rather than the wonderful locos that, as usual, abounded there. My trusty brownie kodak … Continue reading
Club member Dan Fessler sent me this vid, He says it was written about him. That may be true BUT, if the cap fits …….. Dan never said who this was ……. Oh well Press in the little box in the right hand corner to see full screen.
In the previous vid post there appears a very large loco. I thought this was a Big Boy but am now of the opinion it may be a Triplex owned by Larry Anderson. Baldwin Locomotive Works built three 2-8-8-8-2 locomotives for the Erie Railroad between 1914 and 1916. One, #5014, was named “Matt H. Shay”. These engines rarely made a … Continue reading